The Repopulation updates players on LODs and inventory following water damage

    
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Details, details.

Unfortunately enough for the developers currently in charge of The Repopulation, the universe was not happy with keeping the game’s player-facing updates humming along at a decent clip and sent them a torrent of water thanks to a burst water main. Thus, the update has been somewhat delayed, but players can now find out everything they’ve ever wanted to know about subjects like inventory storage! Yes, inventory has been a mess in the game, so the overall development focus now is about offering much more inventory space in various locales to ensure that no one feels obligated to pay money just to, like… store vital stuff.

The developers have also been doing work on LODs, lower-detail models for rendering at a distance to help with performance. It might not wholly mollify players who were expecting the update to be perfectly on time and are irked by the delay, but when your office turns into a water park there’s not much else you can do. (Aside from possibly seeing that as a sign you should work on water physics.)

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Schmidt.Capela

It could have been worse. Like that one time in 2011 when a Facebook datacenter providing cloud services developed a literal cloud inside, which proceeded to rain on their servers; after that they procured rubber seals — AKA actual rain coats — for the gear in the datacenter.

(As for how: with their datacenter in a very dry place, Facebook went with air cooling supported by an AC solution that consumes less energy but doesn’t remove humidity from the air. And they failed in properly monitoring the air, resulting in the air inside their datacenter reaching 95% humidity, high enough to develop indoor rain clouds.)

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partiesplayin

Please make the game menus compatible with 4k resolution, I hate having to play at a lower resolution because a game bugs out. Also I think a massive rework on the entire in game ui is something that should be looked at. I mean I should have to fumble around with the game just to figure out how to attack something or slot an ability. It’s just clunk and overly confusing. Fix these things please it’s extreamly frustrating not being able to read the menu options because everything is gobbled together because your game hates 4k . It’s 2019 this shouldn’t even be an issue .

Oh and good luck on your insurance claim I hope everything works out so you all can continue development on the game

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Sarrene Grant

Thanks! The GUI is something I noticed right away and will be looked at. There is also a lot of work involved in this that has a bit of legacy code from Hero’s Journey in it. However, I think you will like some of the basic changes once we get to the GUI. (This does include functionality as well as appearance.)

Thanks! I need it. Nothing like walking into an office and it is raining inside!

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HolyAvengerOne

Wow, and now they pull the infamous “the watermain broke and our pcs went to hell” excuse. Very daring! I’m amazed.

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Sarrene Grant

As stated in the article update:
Luckily for The Repopulation development, I am the only one affected. So the rest of the team is still working hard. I am quite proud of them. That is where being able to work remotely can be a blessing. That and they can work in your PJ’s if they so wish. :)

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HolyAvengerOne

That’s the part in the article that had me think you had a bunch of people with broken PCs and unable to work much :

Several of our PCs including mine were damaged and currently waiting on insurance to get back with us for the repairs.

But I see it now says :

Several of our PCs including mine were damaged and currently waiting on insurance to get back with us for the repairs. At this time, I am the only one really affected by the water damage and has any real down time

So, my bad. At any rate, I hope the new containers you mention in the article will be water-tight 🤣

Btw, were you planning on ever unbanning me from the official forums? I could even say hi sometimes.

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Sarrene Grant

That is understandable. Most forget that I am running two teams. One for HeroEngine and HeroCloud, and another for Repop.

I will do my best to make sure that most of the new containers are water proof, or at least water resistant.

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HolyAvengerOne

Ahh, well that’s reassuring :) I will take it that you ignored my other question on purpose, then!

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Sarrene Grant

Nope, just a very busy day. You should know me better than that. Sent you a message. Side note, I cannot wait to show off the little swamp ;)